Misconceptions About AIDS
AIDS is a disease that is reaching pandemic levels across the world, yet most people in the world have
misconceptions about the disease that can be harmful. In this article, we’ll examine some of the most commonly
misunderstood aspects of the disease in order to give you a better understanding.
One of the most dangerous misconceptions about the disease known as AIDS has been causing the disease to spread
more and more to innocent victims. Since the sixteenth century, some Europeans have subscribed to the belief that
when one is afflicted with a sexually transmitted disease, they can cleanse themselves from it by passing it on to
a virgin by having sex with them. This terrible myth has caused many individuals to sexually abuse young women,
infecting them with the disease while doing nothing to cure the AIDS in the person perpetrating the crime.
Another dangerous misconception that often occurs with respects to AIDS is that it cannot be passed on through
oral sex. While there is a much lower risk of transmitting HIV from one individual to another via oral sex as
opposed to anal or vaginal sex, there is still a risk there that needs to be addressed.
One myth that is commonly discussed when considering AIDS is the belief that the disease was spread by sexual
contact between a person and a monkey. While it is possible that sexual contact could be responsible, it is very
unlikely. Instead, many researchers have come to believe that the HIV virus was first passed to humans via blood
contact with hunters and monkeys infected with the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus in the continent of Africa.
Did You Know?
Homeopathic treatments for patients with the early stages of HIV and for patients
with early stages of AIDS have been proven effective. Some homeopaths have been able to help
patients in advanced stages of AIDS but these are not considered a normal result.
There are exceptions to this rule and some patients were given a better quality of
life after receiving homeopathic treatment. The use of conventional drugs takes a toll on the body
because of the many side effects. Conventional drugs can stop working if the virus becomes
resistant to those drugs.
An advantage to using homeopathic treatment is they can begin immediately when a
patient starts displaying symptoms of opportunistic infections. Homeopathy has a history for
success in treating infectious diseases. Many of the most fatal infections have successfully been
treated with homeopathic treatment.
History shows patients treated with this natural therapy had lower death rates from
diseases like scarlet fever, pneumonia, typhoid, and cholera.
Hospitals, prisons, and insane asylums experienced high success rates in treating
patients with these diseases with homeopathic treatments. Homeopathic medicine is now being used to
treat viral infections in the world today.
Some people actually believe that the HIV virus is not the agent that is responsible for AIDS. There are a
variety of reasons that people may believe this, but one of the most common is the fact that some individuals can
remain HIV positive without having AIDS for a long period of time. It is a disease the progresses at different
rates throughout every individual, and treatment can greatly reduce the speed of the progression.
Some other important things to note when it comes to increasing your understanding of AIDS include the idea that
not only homosexuals and drug users can become infected with the disease. Heterosexual transmission rates are on
the rise for the disease and the risk unprotected sex poses with respects to AIDS can not be understated. Also,
couples that are both infected with the HIV virus should know that they should still employ the usage of a condom
when engaging in any sexual acts, as re-infection of the disease is possible which may cause it to progress quicker
than it normally would.
Keeping your body in the best physical shape and not putting yourself at risk, will
help keep you from getting infected and developing AIDS.
Remain healthy, eat a healthy diet, exercise and get plenty of rest. If you know
you are at risk, watch for the earliest signs and see a doctor immediately.
The more that you know about AIDS, the better off you will be when it comes to keeping yourself
safe and your body healthy. Do your best to learn all that you can about the disease so that you can dispel the
myths that are out there and get a true understanding of what it is all about.